304 Pages
    by Routledge

    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    Economy and Society is a major landmark in the recent emergence of economic sociology. Robert J. Holton provides a major new synthesis of social scientific thinking on the inter-relationship between economy and society arguing for the importance of politics and culture to the functioning of the economy and drawing on the strengths but avoiding the weaknesses of economic liberalism and political economy.

    PART 1: 1. Defining the economy: a historical, multi-dimensional approach 2. The differentiation of economy and society PART 2: Introduction 3. Economic Liberalism and the theory of the market 4. An evaluation of the traditions of economic liberalism 5. Political Economy: Bringing power back in 6. Political economy: A critical assessment 7. Economic sociology: Bringing culture back in 8. Economic sociology: An evaluation of a culture-inclusive theory of economy and society 9. Economic sociology: Towards a new synthesis


    Robert J. Holton

    `... provides some sound critiques of both Marxism and neoclassicism and will challenge both liberal and Marxist readers to deal seriously with issues of culture and socialization in their conceptions of economic and social order.' - Review of Politica Economy